Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Honda redesigned the CR-V for the 2007 model year to kick off the 3rd-generation of the popular SUV. Unfortunately that redesign came with malfunctioning door locksand shoddy tires that wear out fast.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,231 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 4 of 11)

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problem #153

Apr 082014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 59,200 miles


Doors in vehicle lock and unlock themselves while driving. Problem appears to happen around the speed of 15 mph, both while accelerating and breaking, ie: Slowing down to eventual stop. While this occurs, it is possible to open the door, even as the vehicle is in motion. Lock "sounds" are also heard as the locks engage, and disengage while driving. This happens every time we drive. Also, when the car is parked and we attempt to lock the car; both with the buttons on either the driver side and passenger side, or the button on the key fob, the drivers side lock makes an unusual sound, like the door is attempting to lock, but something is "off track". when this occurs, the drivers side door is unable to lock. Because of this, we cannot set the alarm on the vehicle, which allows anyone to enter the vehicle at the driver side and the hatchback. This problem occurs about 70% of the time. Further research into this issue shows that several others have experienced this malfunction in most Honda crvs between the years 2007-2010. Usually occurs on or around the 50K mile mark, when the factory warranty is no longer effective. Because Honda will supply customers with the same actuator as already equipped in the vehicle, the problem is not corrected, and eventual repeat of same defects occur.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #152

Mar 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My Honda cr V 2007 door lock. It started about one and one half ago, the back driver door kept locking and unlocking as I drive. Later the other door started to act up, now 04/05/2014, it opens while I drive. The driver side stay open (always) I cannot lock the car.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #151

Feb 282014


  • 116,000 miles
Driver's side door lock actuator will automatically and immediately lock itself after being unlocked via the switch or keyfob locking me in or out of the vehicle. It will also click repeatedly at low speeds like it is trying to lock again and again.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #150

Feb 262014


  • 109,540 miles


The door lock on the rear left door will not stay locked no matter what I do or how I try to lock it, even if I put in drive & all doors automatically lock the rear door unlocks itself. This is a safety & security issue!

- Payson , AZ, USA

problem #149

Feb 142014


  • 107,700 miles
The door immediately locks itself after being unlocked with the key fab. The door key will not unlock the door when inserted and turned. The door does the same thing when being unlocked from the inside with the lock/unlock button on the doors. As soon as you unlock the door with the button it locks itself.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #148

Oct 072011


  • 47,000 miles
My doors lock and unlock on their own whenever I start to move after being stopped. Sometimes they will randomly lock and unlock while I am driving at a slow speed. When car is parked and I need to get in, I have to stand right by it with my hand on the handle to pull while hitting the key fob button because it will lock itself so quickly, I have no time to get in the car. I have already had this fixed once, and now it is doing it again. I don't want to pay to fix this again, but it is very annoying, and I am afraid of getting stuck in or out of my car at some point.

- Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA

problem #147

Jan 242014


  • 92,345 miles


Passenger front door does not stay locked. When I reach 9 mph doors lock and front passenger lock slowly unlocks. Then every time I slow down and then go over 9 mph it locks and unlocks. I can not leave anything in car as I am afraid someone can just open the door and steal the car or whatever may be in it. Honda dealer says this happens and I can pay them $350 and that may help but no guarantees. I can't even sell the car this way. This is irresponsible on the part of Honda. This is my first and last Honda.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #146

Dec 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The read door lock keeps opening and closing when I drive (I have my 4 year old and 2.5 year old sitting in the back ) this is a safety issue as they can open the door at any time.

- Rockaway Beach , NY, USA

problem #145

Dec 122013


  • 72,868 miles
The first time I noticed a problem was when I put the key into the ignition it would give a zzzzzsound. Several days later the door would not unlock and I had to exit on the passenger side.later I had to climb over the console to drive the car home. Later on, I was able to unlock the door. However, within days of that incident, the driver's side door continues to lock and unlock within seconds as I drive the car. I can no longer lock the door with the key fob or manually. I feel that this car is no longer safe.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #144

Dec 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 49,980 miles
The power door locks keep locking on their own immediately after you unlock them. This can happen even if you unlock them with the auto key fob or the inside door switch. I have also been unable to use the auto key fob to unlock the doors & had to use the key in the door. I have even had the doors relock themselves right after you stop the car & put it in park. (normally the car auto locks all doors when you drive over about 10 mph, then auto unlocks the doors once you stop & put it in park). So I've been locked in my car while I keep using the door unlock switch or my key fob to try to get out. God forbid I had to exit my car in an emergency! I've also been afraid of dropping or leaving my car keys on my seat or in my purse (while it's in the car) when I hop out of the car, then accidentally shutting my car door. I would be locked out.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #143

Nov 202013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles


My Honda CR-V 2007 just started to have problem with the door lock/unlock system. I started to notice the problem probably in November 2013. The car locking default set-up was at 15mph (meaning even if I forget to lock the doors, they will be locked when the car reach 15mph). However, one of the door just unlock all by itself right-after it get locked. This is a huge safety concern if you have kids in your car. I realized many CR-V owners have the same problem, but Honda decided not to do anything about it.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #142

Dec 012013


  • 130,000 miles
My front passenger side door will not stay locked. Each time I lock it, all the other doors stay locked except this door. I can not manually lock it, therefore my car is now subject to vandalism or theft. I am a single female and this terrifies me that when I am sitting at a traffic light at light someone could easily attack me or try to steal my car. I contacted Honda and they said that there is absolutely nothing they can do.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #141

Jun 172013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Passenger side door does not lock. I have a child and it poses a safety risk as the door does not lock. This poses a lot of risk to thief and others as it is not working as designed.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #140

Aug 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Failure of door lock. The rear passenger door will not lock despite all attempts to get it to lock and the rear driver door continuously makes a loud clicking sound every 2-3 minutes as if it is locking and unlocking the clicking sound has now changed to a loud buzzing soundthe evening of Nov 11, 2013 my car had been invaded, cannot say broken into because the door would not lock! police report filed. Have appt 11-25-2013 with Honda dealer for diagnosis-actuator?. first owner of a Honda CRV 2007.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #139

Sep 262013


  • 74,000 miles
Power door locks failure on two doors - one door will unlock by itself all the time. After 2 months the door lock on another door malfunctioned with the opposite problem - the door locks by itself all the time.

- East Haven, CT, USA

problem #138

Feb 242011


  • 28,621 miles
Driver door latch assembly/actuator causes doors to lock and unlock repeatedly beginning at approx 9 mph. With vehicle parked and turned off, doors re-lock repeatedly each time the door is unlocked making if difficult to enter or exit the vehicle. This was repaired, but failed again in July 2013 at approximately 48,334 miles.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #137

Oct 292013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The power switches on doors are easy to fail. The actuator failed and the door is getting 'locked' itself which could be an issue if child is left in the car with key. I got the first incident of this issue on my passenger - right door about 6 months ago and now got the same issue on door in driver seat.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #136

Jun 112013


  • 58,079 miles
My door locks (all of them) would not stay unlocked longer than 2-3 seconds when I want to leave the vehicle. I have carefully coordinate pressing the unlock button on my key with actually opening the door. If I am not quick enough, I must repeat the action. This very clearly looks like a safety issue. And by now Honda knows this is not an isolated case. Will it require a minimum number of deaths or injuries because the occupant can't get out of the vehicle in time in case of an accident or fire, etc. ?? the cost for the replacement of the actuators should not be borne by the owners. ( up to 4 @ $400 each).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #135

Oct 032013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
My grandson went to get out of the passenger front side of car. It would not unlock. He had to climb over to the driver seat to get out. The next day I went to open the trunk and it was lock. I do a lot of picking up of my grandchildren and I'm afraid that they will get stuck in the event of an accident. What a shame to have to worry about this and the cost I will have to incur.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #134

Oct 232013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving the rear door locks will continuously unlock themselves. The locks will continue to engage (make a noise as if someone were pressing the lock switch) even if I do not re-lock the doors.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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